ILLINOIS WOMAN'S COLLEGE
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School of Fine Arts
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Regular college and academy courses leading to
Bachelor's degree. Pre-eminently a Christian
college with every facility for thorough work.
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nified, old college town, noted for its literary
and music atmosphere.
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ILLINOIS WOMAN'S COLLEGE
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The College Greetings is published monthly by the stu-
dents of Illinois Woman's College.
Contributions to its pages are solicited from the students
of all departments, and from the alumnae. They are due the
fifteenth of each month.
Subscriptions, $1.00 a year, payable in advance. Single
Entered at Jacksonville Postoffice as second class matter.
Mrs. Caroline Wilson 4
Critical and Historical Essays 5
Three Belated Pilgrims 7
The Why and the Wherefore of Shoes 9
Mrs. MacDowell 11
Thanksgiving at the College 13
Dramatic Club Tryout 14
November Twentieth 17
Students' Day 19
Athletic and Y. M. C. A. Notes 20
Dramatic and Freshman Notes 21
Academy Notes 22
Society Notes 23
College of Music 26
Expression Notes 28
Art Notes 29
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Vol. XIX. Jacksonville, 111., December, 1915. No. 3.
Faculty Adviser — Miss Jennie Anderson.
Editor-in-chief — Ruth Want.
Associate and Alumnae Editor — Alma Harmel.
Assistant Editors — Norma Perbix, Margaret Slatten.
Art Editor — Ruth Patton.
Business Manager — Ruth Taylor.
Assistant Business Managers — Phyllis Wilkinson, Ila Allen.
EVERY day in the college one hears some mention
of the all important subject of Endowment. Yet
it is to be questioned if the students as a whole
realize the significance of the present campaign. It
has not yet been borne in upon many of us that if the
effort is not successful Illinois Woman's College can no
longer maintain its present high standing among col-
leges. The future development of our college will be
determined in the next four weeks. We know that
seven years ago, the President and trustees raised the
standard of work and broadened the course of study,
in order to justify the use of a privilege that had never
been exercised, that of granting degrees which should
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stand for four years of college work. In order to main-
tain the high standard we have reached since that time,
we must increase our endowment proportionately. If
we fail in that what then can be the college policy ?
A little contemplation leads us to appreciate the
strain which weighs upon our president and his co-
workers. What can we as students, who are most deep-
ly concerned in the outcome, do to express our desire to
help ? This is the question that has been asked many
times by girls who have not had the opportunity to aid
as did the students three years ago. One thing seems
to lie open to us. It has recently appearel that over nine
hundred dollars of the two thousand pledged by girls
at that time, has not been paid. This is due not to lack
of loyalty on the part of the pledgers perhaps, but
rather to unexpected circumstances that, in some cases,
made payment impossible. Nevertheless, the deficit re-
mains, a debt of the whole student body. There are ten
classes in the college, and if they should assume the
amount and divide it, there would be no great burden
upon any. It is worth considering surely. Whether this
sugestion or some other be adopted, we know that
whatever is done will be done by hearts that are aware
of the crisis and eager to do their part in meeting it.
MRS. CAROLINE A. WILSON— AN APPRECIATION
We record with sadnes the death of Mrs. Caroline
A. Wilson which occurred October 28, 1915, following a
severe operation. Mrs. Wilson has been housekeeper at
the Woman's College for the past three years, and was
popular alike with both faculty and students.
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She was born in Jacksonville, January 14, 1852.
The granddaughter of Peter Cartwright, one of the
founders of the College, and the daughter of one of its
early trustees, Rev. W. D. Trotter, Mrs. Wilson was
herself a student in the school in the early seventies,
and a member of Belles Lettres society.
Truly in the midst of life we are in death. To-day
at our accustomed task, to-morrow, the burden forever
lifted and eternal rest. We feel that Mrs. Wilson is
not dead, she is just away. We expect to meet her at
every turn ; we listen for her merry laugh and her word
of cheer as we pass along the halls, and we still live in
the atmosphere created by her optimism.
'CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS.
It was in 1896 that Edward MacDowell, our leading
American composer, accepted the position as Professor
of music in Columbia University, entering upon his
duties with two aims in view: first, to teach music
scientifically and technically with the view of training
musicians who should be competent to teach and com-
pose ; secondly, to treat music historically and aesthet-
ically as an element of liberal culture. In carrying out
his plans, he conducted two lecture courses which are
compiled in his "'Critical and Historical Essays."
In these essays, he shows us the evolution of music
from the very earliest savages, whose only form of
music was the clapping of two objects together to get
a rhythmical sound. With the beginning of music we
see the first sign of a civilization. Hebraic music was
very closely bound to religion. Its chief characteristic
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was a sense of harmony and rhythm. There is very lit-
tle known of the early music of the Egyptians, Assyr-
ians and Chinese, but at any rate we the sure that they
had not made much progress. With the Greeks and
Romans, music gained independence. Heretofore it
had been closely allied to early literature and dance
rhythms. Hucbald and Guido d'Arezzo gave important
contributions to progress, that of notation, formation
of scales, and the idea that more than one sound could
be played simultaneously. We see music becoming
more emotional until we reach opera the highest form,
as it is considered by many. However MacDowell here
departs from this belief. He regards the music drama
as represented by Wagner, the most perfect. The
chief writers of the seventeenth and eighteenth cen-
turies which he treated rather fully were Handel,
Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rameau, J. S. Bach and Haydn.
MacDowell gives us the feeling that he thoroughly
understands the various processes of music. He does
not hesitate to give us his own personal opinions, which
are oftimes most radical. He was a wide reader as can
be seen by his various references to other works. He
kept in touch not only with the musical phase, but
with the historical side as it is connected with music.
He brings out most decidedly the mistake which
so many people make that music is concerned only with
pleasing combinations of sounds. This idea is due to
lack of knowledge of the subject. Our musical edu-
cation should begin when we are children in order to
steer clear of this false idea. There runs throughout
these essays the spirit of independent thinking, of
breaking away from tradition, and of relying on one's
own judgment. — Margaret Coultas, '16,
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THREE BELATED PILGRIMS.
We know it is not the season for pilgrimages ; they
are properly booked only as Chaucer booked them, in
"the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne."
But when three such interesting and insistent pil-
grims, from Nowheresomewhere Land, crave the road
of our pages, who has the heart to hold them back?
Belated you say? And never catch up? Never mind,
they're off for Canterbury.
There was a Professor from North America
That had come on the shipe Olympia,
He seemed a worthy man I tell you true,
For many things he learned had and knew,
For he did teach the students of a college,
To read and talk also the Latin language;
As well as if it were their very own
Aboute which they had forever known.
He had a sclendre forme and talle
Upon his head he wore a cappe smalle
His clothe was grey and nothing did it lacke
He wore also a heavy coat of blacke,
For he was not as young as others some
Of that fair compaignye that had come,
Into the Tabard for this pilgrimage,
And he felt more the cold on the viage.
This lerned man had eyes small and blew
With them he look'd a person through and through,
He had a longe a nose and thinne
And when he'd place his thumb beneath his chinne
A finger in the corner of each eye
He'd sit and think about what he did sigh.
Then when our worthy host brot out the mete,
He did not with the reste take his seate
But much preferred to sit in a large chair
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Before the fire warm; and on a trencher there
The host brot him a glass with milk and bread.
And after he had ete he went to bed.
A janitour ther was of a College,
A brawny fellowe of lumbering carriage,
Of his complexion he was full blacke
In mysterye nothing did he lacke.
Large were his eyes rollynge in his head,
As for his lippes they were thick and reed.
He knewe full well the girls in music halle
Whatso' they weren whether short or talle
Curteis he was to them and of service
To carry water mornings was his gyse
And many a nighte whan that it was darke,
He would to hem sing as any larke.
Full longed he to been a good musicioun
To playe like the faculte was his ambitioun
Also he knewe art as well as tunes
And he was happy at the exhibitiounes.
From which he had a liberal educatioun.
Scarcely would you knowe him on Sunday
All dressed up so fine to see his May
Upon his lapelye a gay badge he bore
For aught I wit he'd wonne it in the Cuban Warre.
Forsooth he was a worthy man withalle
And son of Woods his f elawes him did calle.
That day there rood with us a good lady
Full strangely came to join our compaignye;
For she had faren hard for many weke
The martyr's tomb at Canterbury to seke,
And just from out America had come.
A suffffragette she hote was by some.
And clad she was full simple and severe,
After the way that I should name here:
Her suit was of a pattern standardized
According as her Woman's Club advised;
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Her skirt was short and of a fashion made
That she divided it when there was nede,
With many pockets sensible and wide.
And when she rood her stede, 'twas astride.
And she was lerned fer above us alle,
Had studied long in many a college halle.
She held in high regard fair Englond's queen
Good Bess who ruled with a stately mien,
And out of doubt, she placed next to her,
The distant China's Empress Dowager;
For they were set in books, so she thoughte
That woman's independence might be taughte
She found the dark a worthy man and good
That well could ken the worth of womanhood
But with our host she often had dispute
Whan to shapen the journee, he would refute
By his procedure, a single parte
Of "Roberts' Rules in Parliamentary Arte,"
He liked hir nat but the good wif of Bathe
By othe swor she'd follow in hir pathe;
Until the very crack o' judgment doom
Should summon both to hir eternal hoom.
THE WHY AND THE WHEREFROM OF SHOES.
I wonder why it is that we wear shoes. It may
be that we wear them part of the time, because every-
body else does, although I'm inclined to believe that I
would wear them in the winter time whether others
did or not. Then, I fancy some people think their feet
look better incased in shoes. In fact, the Bible say,
"How beautiful are the feet with shoes/' Probably all
three of these combined, convention, comfort, and
beauty, is the reason for putting on foot apparel.
While protection and beauty may be the main uses
of shoes, I can not omit mentioning some other servic-
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es foot-gear has rendered. The enrichment of our lit-
erature is no small item. Who of you would not have
felt a lack if you had never heard of Cinderilla and her
glass slipper, of Gretel and her red-heeled boots, or of
the Old Woman who lived in the shoe? Scarcely less
important is the use made of slippers in parental dis-
cipline, and in pounding nails at Illinois Womans Col-
Since shoes with their manifold uses have evident-
ly come to stay, for some time at least, it is but natural
that we should wonder about the wherefrom of shoes.
Even in Scripture times we have reference to
shoes, for we read "A man plucked off his shoe and gave
it to his neighbor, and this was a testimony in Israel."
(I quote this merely as a reference, and not as an ex-
ample for you) From these ancient uses, in which
the shoe was the sign of a contract, came the custom of
throwing shoes after a bride and groom for good luck.
The rudimentary covering for the foot was a san-
dal consisting of a sole held in place by straps and
thongs. Where the climate demanded greater protect-
ion, the primitive people made a covering out of a single
piece of untanned leather. Out of these two elements,
sole without upper, and upper without sole was per-
fected the shoe and boot.
The simplest foot covering largely used through-
out Europe is the sabot which is made from a single
piece of wood. Closely related to this is the patten or
clog, famous for its appearance in clog dances.
To quote from an old-fashioned encyclopedist, "The
fashion of shoes as well as other articles of dress has
undergone innumerable changes. At one time shoes
were pointed to an extravagent degree ; and in the last
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century the high heels of the ladies shoes became a
monstrosity. Shortly after the beginning of the
present century the most marked improvement was the
making of shoes right and left. In our day, the general
disuse of the shoe proper and the introduction of short
ankle boots are the chief changes of fashion."
I wonder what this same writer would say to the
changes of fashion in the present day. I fear he could
scarcely get it into one small paragraph. Even I can
remember when pointed shoes, then patent leather
tipped ones, low shoes, high-heeled, low-heeled and now
variegated shoes have become the prevailing style. It
might seem that ere long the cycle would be complet-
ed. Perhaps some physician will bob up to advocate
the doing away with shoes entirely, and then we shall
commence our cycle all over again.
—Mae Blackburn, '16.
It is difficult to say just what one would like about
the coming of Mrs. MacDowell, November twelfth.
She was to us not merely the advocate of a great cause,
tho' she spoke with ease and charm. She was not
merely the musician, tho' she played exceeding-
ly well. The speaking and the playing were
but outward signs of a rare and noble personality and
the "Te Deums" of our hearts were not for the words
or the music, but for herself and for the struggle, the
high hopes, for the vision, and the passionate desire of
her great husband, Edward MacDowell. Mrs. Mac-
DowelPs visit should make the subject of creative art
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much more significant to us; and from it we should
see more clearly and with reverence, the life struggles
of the men and women of every age, who have staked
their all to bring to a rather heavy, uninspired people
the message of truth and of beauty that lies in the arts.
DR. LAIDLER'S LECTURES.
On Nov. tenth Dr. Laidler, organizing secretary
of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society delivered two
socialistic lectures. In the afternoon, he treated that
especial phrase of the movement that includes Woman's
Suffrage, while in the evening he discussed socialistic
ideals as a whole.
According to Dr. Laidler, socialism is the greatest
political and economic fact in the world today. The
socialist movement has already accomplished much to-
ward democracy, toward human brotherhood, toward
the uniting of nationalities and creeds. In Brussels,
it was the socialists who tried to prevent the war. They
do not believe in the individual ownership of factories
but want the industries, which produce the necessities
of life, to be publicly owned.
The socialist believes in socialism, because he
thinks that it is the result of economic evolution. As
the slaves of Rome and as feudalism passed away, after
they had outgrown their usefulness, so the wage sys-
tem, which has been evolving, is fast outgrowing its
usefulness. With the growth of industry, few laborers
have a share in the factory ; they simply receive wages.
On one hand the masses work hard for a little money,
while on the other, a few work little and obtain much,
Socialism would do away with this uneven state of af-
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fairs. We are, indeed, tending toward public owner-
ship more and more, in that governments are taking
control of schools, health departments, and in-
dustries which were formerly held by individuals.
Socialism is desirable, because it will do away with
the inequalities of wealth, it will obtain genuine po-
litical, social and industrial freedom, and it will do away
with waste and inefficiency. It will also furnish an
economic foundation for the noblest in life.
Thus, Dr. Laidler believes, socialism would solve
that great problem which America has to face — the
struggle of labor against capital. — Norma Perbix, '17.
THANKSGIVING AT THE COLLEGE,
On Thursday morning, November, twenty-fifth,
the rising bell failed to ring at six-twenty. No, it was
not because the electric bell had been forgotten in the
excitement of the day, for that has never been known
to happen, even though it is not automatic. However,
at eight o'clock, the bell did summon us to breakfast,
the first of the season. This was followed by the cus-
• tomary wild scramble to be at the head of the line or
as near there as possible.
In the morning, the Thanksgiving service, in which
all the churches of the city participated, was held at
the Christian Church.
At one-thirty, a long line of guests, faculty, and
students filed down to the dining room, which had been
beautifully decorated the evening before by the skilful
hands of the Freshmen. Upon our place cards we were
surprised to see a cut of the proposed gymnasium, a
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picture that seemed as real to us as if the building al-
ready stood upon our campus. After a sumptuous six
course dinner, President Harker, as toastmaster, in-
troduced Miss Mary Harrison, Miss Jennie Anderson,
and Mrs. Annie Reavis Gist, who delivered toasts on
endowment and the new gymnasium. We left the
dining-room, grateful, not only for gifts that had come
to us in the past, but also for those of the present, and
for those that were sure to come to us in the future.
That evening, we were entertained by some of the
students. Thirteen members of the Academy cleverly
presented the fairy-tale, "The Princess, Who Would
Not Laugh," in the form of a moving-picture show.
The Glee Club delightfully rendered two selections,
"The Swing Song" and the "Slumber Boat". Anne
Floreth and Hazel Ingram gave a one act farce, entitled,
"Susan Clegg's Adopted." A vocal solo, by Elizabeth
Witbeck, and a vocal duet, by Grace and Anna Reavis,
were charmingly rendered. We enjoyed also a piano
solo by Florence Cranston.
Disbanding at a late h our, we voted that we would
always retain happy memories of Thanksgiving Day
DRAMATIC CLUB TRYOUT.
In the Illinois Woman's College
Is a Club, an organization,
A Dramatic Club, most worthy,
But it takes a lot of talent,
Heaps of brass and perseverance,
To become an active member.
Every Freshman, entering college
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Looks with longing at the members,
Wishes, yearns that she might be one,
Wond'ring how they ever did it
Passed that trial, that ordeal
Necessary ere belonging.
One day in the late October
On the bulletin board was posted
A small notice of great import
Great the crowd that gazed upon it,
Wond'ring, thinking, pond'ring o'er it,
For it stated that a try-out
Would be held before much longer
For new members, and it added
Each must learn a piece unaided,
By herself must strive to learn it,
Giving it without forgetting
For an audience of Seniors,
Faculty, and other wise ones,
Fully known to be proficient
In uncanny arts of judging.
Then there followed hours of murmuring,
Hours of talking, and excitement.
"Who'll subject themselves to laughter
To the frowns or criticism
Of this awe-inspiring body ?"
Many signed up, brave in spirit,
Who, the fatal hour approaching,
Crossed their names from the "Book of
Faltering as the time grew nigher.
Many wished 'ere it was over
They had followed this example.
In the first week in November
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Just at seven o'clock they called them
Forth to come and get it over,
This try-out of such importance,
Many girls had wild hysterics,
Clutching to each other grimly
Till their cue to go was given
Others paced the floor in waiting
Muttering speeches, wild, dramatic,
Tearing hair, with eyes out-bulging,
Others meek, and pale of feature,
Sat apart, with hands like iceburgs,
Clenched upon their laps in terror.
Yet the fear in the delaying
Was as nothing to the terror
Seizing one upon the entrance
To this bare room, full of judges,
Sitting calm, and still and rigid,
Stern of face, with pads and pencils,
Writing down your faults — your stutterings
How your knees did shake beneath you,
How your jaws were glued together,
How your entrance was not pleasing.
Your selection, full of humor
Was but met with disapproval,
As you hastened to the climax
(One of wit) but when you gave it
There they sat like bumps, disgusted,
Sat there lost in icy silence
Sat like clams, without a murmur,
All eyes riveted upon you
As you left that sad experience,
Vowing never to repeat it.
Thoughts came to you in this manner:
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"If indeed this is a sample
Of the stony welcome given
To a new aspiring member,
Then I hope I didn't make it."
— Romaine Loar, '18.
"It pays to advertise."
Ample proof of this has been furnished during the
last three weeks to all unbelievers of the above modern
slogan. Even the sleepiest of the "late-comers" to
breakfast were suddenly awakened a few mornings
ago, as a large placard with the words "November
Twentieth — Save Date and Pennies," greeted them on
their hurried way to the dining room. Guesses and
speculations as to "what, where and why," were made
by everyone, yet no one seemed to know the correct an-
swer. As one after another new and novel placard
mysteriously appeared, the suspense and fascination
connected with that date, November twentieth, grew
with each succeeding hint of the fun and good time we
would have, provided that we did save our money until
then. As soon as we had fully decided that we could
not guess the secret, we were permitted to know that
seventeen members of the Faculty would give a play
for Endowment benefit in Music Hall, on the date form-
erly announced. The cast of characters for "The
Country School at Cracker's Bend," was next posted.
Due to the character and quantity of advertis-
ing, an enthusiastic audience witnessed the proceedings
of a Friday's session of this school at Crackers Bend.
Never was country school life so vividly portrayed as
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when Mrs. Ellis as Miss Sarah Crabtree, school-
mistress, and her fourteen pupils began the daily-
routine with the song, "Good Morning to You,"
sung in various chords and discords. Opening
exercises finished, the regular class work be-
gan with the class in advanced reading. This was an
instant signal for all pupils unoccupied in this way to
begin a series of entertaining pranks which lasted
throughout the entire day. None of the proverbial
characters had been omitted and each pupil had oppor-
tunities to display brilliancy along some line, excepting
Emmazilla Uphill, seemingly deficient in brilliancy
along all lines. The visit of the inspector was made
more impressive by his help in maintaining discipline
as demonstrated upon little Johnny Short.
Visitors arrived for the Friday afternoon program,
and it was in this feature of the day that the pupils
excelled. Hearty applause greeted each of the per-
formers, and recitations, songs, composition, and a
vocal duet were thoroughly enjoyed.
This could not be called a one-star, but rather an
all-star cast, and neither the success scored by the
members of the faculty in their share toward endow-
ment, nor the song typfying the spirit of the whole
school for Endowment will readily be forgotten.
It's a short time to January,
It's a short time I know,
It's a short time to January
To make Endowment grow;
Good-by hot hamburgers,
Farewell to the square,
I will save my money for Endowment
For my heart's right there.
— Reba Gaskins '18.
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With a start I woke and wondered if it really had
been a touchdown. The yelling seemed to tell me yes,
yet at the same time the pennants on the wall and the
window curtain tickling my face were trying to con-
vince me that I was still in Harker Hall, I. W. C. Then
the peculiar high-pitchedness of the yells became more
noticeable and at once the Woman's College idea over-
balanced the foot ball illusion. But why there should
be such racket at that unearthly hour was more than
I, poor Freshman, could understand, unless, it could
be my wicked neighbors trying to make me hear the
rising bell for once. Suddenly the words "Student Gov-
ernment" came to me, and I remembered that it was
November twelfth, Students' Day, the anniversary of
full-fledged student government.
Breakfast time that morning was rather exciting,
too. Winding in and out among the tables for full ten
minutes is good for developing appetites, but rather
hard on those already developed.
To me, a girl that had never known anything but
student government, the chapel hour proved quite il-
luminating. Some of the girls who had been here be-
fore gave an original playlet in two acts, the first re-
producing scenes from college life before self-govern-
ment, and the last scenes since the charter has been
granted. Of course both were more or less exaggerat-
ed, I suppose, yet the change of attitude of the girls
toward their own responsibility was well illustrated.
Besides we have many more privileges than we used
to have, and I like that.
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That night after we had a torch light parade with
a sing around a big bon-fire we closed the celebration
with a snake dance on the campus. I had a worn out
voice the next day, but worse than that my roommate
had a worn out dust-pan and fudge-spoon. My, but
such excitement is fun!
Zip, bah, boom bah,
Rip, rah, re,
Zip, zedi kiyi
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The Athletic Association is now well started for
the year. Nearly all of the girls, both old and new,
are numbered among its members and everyone is
very enthusiastic. It was necessary to elect two
members of the executive staff, Edna Robb being our
new president and Miriam Anderson, vice-president.
Three hike clubs have been formed among the
college students, aside from the Academy club, and an
exciting hare and hound chase took place Oct. 25, be-
tween these clubs. Great interest is being shown in
the basket-ball classes, and we hope for some excellent
work when the annual inter-class games are played.
Y. W. C. A.
The devotional meetings have been very interest-
ing the past month. It was indeed a great pleasure
and opportunity to have Miss Banbridge, general sec-
retary of the City Association at Springfield, with us
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the thirteenth of November. At the Sunday meeting
Miss Banbridge gave us an excellent talk on city work.
Not only the Association as a whole but also the girls
who met Miss Banbridge personally were very much
helped by her inspirational and charming manner.
Oh, what is going to happen the twentieth ? Well,
I am sure I don't know, but there is something coming
off in February. Look at the little blue card on Harker
Hall bulletin board.
A sweet so good we now have found,
You'll want to buy it by the pound.
Now hurry up, and get in line,
Buy Brewster's Chocolate. Oh, it's fine!
The Y. W. C. A. bazar which is to be held Dec.
4 is just the place to buy your Christmas presents.
Save your money and come to buy. Watch the posters.
DRAMATIC CLUB NOTES.
The club welcomes the following new members:
Ruth Patton, Romaine Loar, Frances Smith, Ruth
Grantham, Eleanor Sherrell, Margaret Towle, Mamie
Kennedy, Frances Sconce, Olive Scott, Anna Margaret
Gist, and Mary McGhee.
Monday evening December sixth, is the date
decided upon for the Club's first play of the season — J.
M. Barries' well known "Quality Street."
We are very glad to have Mrs. Ellis as our class ad-
viser. She helped us plan our first class affair, a picnic
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at Nichols Park, the twenty-third of October. Every-
one had a good time, and we all became much better
November the sixteenth, we challenged the Sopho-
mores to a hare and hound chase before breakfast. As
we expected, we reached our destination safely and
waited for the other people to find us. By the time
they did discover us, we all were ready for the eats
we had taken with us.
Our election for the Freshman Committee on the
twenty-sixth of October resulted as follows:
Mary Fowler, chairman, Bess Seward, treasurer,
Isabelle Carlton, Louise Shoop, Esther Fields.
This has been a month of gayeties for the whole
Academy. Our class advisers entertained us at a most
enjoyable party on Oct. 25th in Expression Studio, at
which each class gave a stunt. On Saturday Oct. 30,
about thirty-five of us picniced at Gravel Springs and
had a jolly ride home on the hay racks, making the
ride most delightful by our yells and songs. On Nov.
6, the Academy Hike Club hiked to east woods as hares,
pursued by members of two other hike clubs, as hounds.
The Academy Glee Club has six new members this
year, which make the club fifteen. We have not begun
our rehearsals as yet, but expect to do so soon.
On Monday the fifteenth, the fourth Academy was
delightfully entertained at a six o'clock dinner by Ruth
Harker and Mildred Barton. Mrs. Hartmann sang
many selections for us charmingly. Other guests were
Z5l)e College Greeting*
Mrs. Harker, Miss Mothershead, and Jeanette Preetor-
ius, one of our old girls.
LAMBDA ALPHA MU.
The Lambda members and several of the new girls
spent a very jolly afternoon at the leaf -raking and
marshmellow toast given by Mary Louise Powell at her
home, November the eighth.
The program of our open meeting November ninth
was particularly interesting. A paper, "A Century of
Dress" was read, with illustrations in costume by Reba
Gaskins, Hazel Kuinear, and Pauline Herrman. The
instrumental numbers by Edith Brown were also much
We were happy to have our former President Marie
Louise Witbeck with us to spend the Thanksgiving
Edith Colton, one of our former members, was
married last month at her home in Woodson, 111., to Mr.
William Schofield of Jacksonville. They will reside on
the groom's farm near Lynnville.
The society is glad to announce the following pledg-
es: Isabelle Carlton, Lela Geyer, Erma Knapp, Mabel
Weiss, Olive Gerrick, Cordelia Randolph, Louise Reed,
Bess Seward, Geneva Anderson, Edith Adams, Lucille
Washburn, Velma Varney, and Ruth Grantham.
Theta Sigma gave its formal party at Colonial Inn
on Saturday evening, October thirteenth. The plan of
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entertainment was threefold. The first part was a
travelague through I. W. C, read by Anne Floreth and
illustrated by Ruth Patton with pictures thrown on a
screen. An operatic farce in which Ila Allen was
the heroine, Helen McGhee the hero, and Anne Floreth
the villian followed. A set of conundrums answerable
with the names of popular inventions comprised the
third part. Decorations were carried out in the soci-
ety colors, scarlet, black and gold, and with the society
flower, yellow chrysanthemums.
In addition to the new girls, we were glad to have
as our guests ; Dr. and Mrs. Harker, Miss Mothershead,
Miss Mary Anderson, Miss Cowgill, Miss McLaughlin,
Miss Gleckler and Miss Robinson.
Theta Sigma is glad to announce the following
pledges of 1915; Bernice Bowen, Kittie Bunting, Lois
Carpenter, Grace Hasenstab, Myra Kirkpatrick, Marie
Limerick, Mary McGhee, Florence McCloud, Frances
Mead, Helen Purcell, Roxie Poland, Rachel Rexroat,
Ethel May Simpson, Gladys Stobie, Muriel Thompson,
Ola Lux and Mary Whiteside.
Monday evening November 22nd the Pledges were
at home for the old Theta Sigma girls in the Society
Hall. A lovely two course luncheon was served.
BELLES LETTRES NOTES.
If you had happened in the hall Saturday evening,
November thirteenth, you probably would have been
greatly surprised to find yourself in Japan. It was a
Japanese Fete given for the new girls. The hall was
artistically and beautifully decorated in cherry blos-
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soms, lanterns, chrysanthemums and everything that
suggested Japan. The tea booth added much to the
attractiveness of the decorations. Everyone wore a
real Japanese kimona and followed out Japanese cus-
toms during the evening. Ima Berryman sang two
charming little Japanese songs and Miss Gleckler read
"Madame Butterfly" in a very pleasing manner. Vari-
ous Japanese games also added merriment to the Fete.
Late in the evening a two course luncheon was served.
We were glad to have Mrs. Harker, Miss Mothershead
and Misses Johnston, Coultas, Knoff and Cowgill as our
We enjoyed a week end visit over November sixth
from Blanche Loveless, one of our last year members.
She stayed until Wednesday. Helen Thomas of Win-
chester spent the week end of November thirteenth
with us and attended our Japanese Fete.
Ruth Taylor and Joy Webb are with us again, and
and all of us are glad to have them back. We are
happy that Gertrude Wilson can be back for Thanks-
giving, and are also expecting several of the old girls
We welcome sixteen pledges into our society : Flor-
ence Cranston, Mary Fowler, Rowena Rogers, Irene
Cunningham, Mabel Pawling, Marion Schoel, Catherine
Madden, Marie Iliff, Margaret Towle, Esther Fields,
Winifred Bruff, Francis Smith, Jessie Clem, Louise
Schoop, Edith Hillerby, and Zoe McNeill.
PHI NU NOTES
Phi Nu enjoyed the second cozy the first of this
month, and many of our town members were present.
O^e College ©reelings
The Eighth of November we entertained with a
breakfast at Colonial Inn, after which a delightful pro-
gram was given. Our meetings, too, on the study of
art have been especially beneficial and interesting.
Phi Nu is very glad to welcome as pledges the fol-
lowing girls: Anne Ellis, Francis Fisher, Louise Ba-
ker, Vera Teachout, Helen Dick, Helen Irwin, Lucille
Sudduth, Georgia Goodwin, Ruth Wallace, Doris Har-
pole, Lora Whitehead, Mary Elizabeth Frazier, Musa
Fellows, Charlotte Hungate, Helen McDonald, Lucille
Howell, Mildred Applebee, Miriam Pendleton and Paul-
COLLEGE OF MUSIC NOTES
A large number of out of town pupils are enrolled
in the Colege of Music this year and this branch of our
work is growing rapidly.
The facuties of the College of Music and Art en-
tertained the College faculty, trustees and a few other
friends for Mrs. MacDowell after the concert, Nov. 12.
While in town, Mrs. MacDowell was the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry V. Stearns at their residence at 825
West College Ave.
Quite a large number of students and a goodly
sprinkling of faculty went to Springfield to hear the
master violinist, Fritz Kreisler on Thursday evening,
November 11. Because of the large number going, a
special train was made up and the trip was especially
pleasant. All who went agreed that the concert more
than repaid for the slight discomfort of the trip.
A very large number of students attended the con-
cert by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on the
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evening of Nov. 24. The program was interesting
and wide in its scope and proved a very enjoyable even-
The larger part of the College appropriation of
the Library fund in the College of Music this year, will
be spent in filling one of the long felt needs, namely, a
new adition of Groves Dictionary of Music. This work
is to musicians what the Encyclopaedia Britannica is to
the world of general knowledge, and this last edition
is much the most complete authoritative and interest-
ing of any. With the balance of appropriation and cer-
tain other funds available, several additional books will
be added, although they have not been definitely se-
Miss Lazelle was soloist in the opening reception of
the Springfield Woman's Club the latter part of October
and was soloist at the first Presbyterian Church on Sun-
day, November 7, at the dedication of the new organ.
During her absence, Mrs. Hartmann sang at Grace
Methodist Church where her solo in the morning con-
tributed greatly to the service.
Mr. McClellan, the assistant violin teacher, is meet-
ing with great success in his work. A large class is well
established in Beardstown, and great interest is mani-
fested everywhere over his work.
Because of the unusually large enrollment in the
department this year, it has been necessary to add an
assistant teacher. The person selected for this is an
alumna of this College, Miss Dean Obermeyer, of the
class of '14.
A string quartette has been organized in the Col-
lege of Music and gives promise of pleasant future per-
^>^>e College (Greetings
MR. STEARNS HEARD IN HIS ANNUAL RECITAL
A very interesting piano recital was given in Music
Hall, Thursday evening, Nov. 4, 1915, by Mr. Henry V.
Stearns, Director of the College of Music.
Mr. Stearns is a pianist of rare ability, excelling
both in technique and interpretative power. His pro-
gram was of the highest character and was thoroughly
enjoyed by everyone.
On the evening of November eighth an unusual
opportunity was afforded us in having "The Taming of
the Shrew" interpreted by Miss M. Louise Gleckler, Di-
rector of the School of Expression. In her cutting Miss
Gleckler reduced the play to the one plot, that of Kath-
erine and Petruchio, so admirably that the Ben Greet
players have purchased it for their own presentation.
Both in the interpretation of the eight characters
and in her artistic ability as shown in voice and action,
Miss Gleckler fully met our anticipations.
The Literary and Analysis class is now working
upon narrative and dramatic relations. They are en-
joying short programs given by its members Thursday
and Saturday afternoons.
A very interesting program was given at criticism
class Saturday Nov. 6. All students of expression be-
long to these criticism classes. The numbers on the
program of this class show the work accomplished in
Friday evening, November nineteenth, Miss Gleck-
ler gave a program at the Masonic Banquet at Woodson.
t3l)e College (Erecting*
The College is planning to have another exhibition
of pictures by American painters sometime during the
second semester. The pictures will come from one of
the large exhibitions of contemporary art in the East.
The School of Fine Arts has recently purchased a
copy of Owen Jones' "Grammar of Ornament" which
has been given by the department to the College library.
The "Grammar of Ornament ,, is a very valuable book
containing many colored plates depicting all epochs of
historic ornament, and is a great boon to Design II.
Miss Knopf has been invited to contribute a pic-
ture to the John H. Vanderpool Memorial Collection of
the John Vanderpool School in Chicago. The collection
is to comprise the work of former students of Mr. Van-
derpool and that of his artist friends. Miss Knopf has
sent her picture "The Walnut Grove", which was ex-
hibited at the Chicago Art Institute in one of the large
exhibitions during 1913.
Costumes from the Hallowe'en party have added
to the attractiveness of the last sketches in the Friday
Sketch Class. The girls who have posed in costume
are Olive Scott and Marion Scholl. Others who have
posed this month are Lillian Bush, Lucile Switzer, and
Mrs. E. — Miss H. what is it that has four legs and a seat
and is made for a person to sit on?
Mrs. E. — Why, it is a chair.
P. H. — Oh, I thought you said it was for ONE person to sit
STYLISH APPAREL FOR YOUNG
SUITS, DRESSES, MILLINERY
CLOAKS, WAISTS, LINGERIE
In addition to the Newest Models in Ready-to-wear Garments
from the Best Makers — we are showing the Correct Styles
in CORSETS,— the Newest HOSIERY, Street and Evening
Gloves, Dainty Neckwear, Handkerchiefs, Ribbons, Toilet
Articles, Art Goods.
F. J. WADDELL & COMPANY
Dr. — For my advice.
Patient — Oh, I'm not going to take it!
PHELPS & OSBORNE
IS THE COLLEGE GIRL'S
SUITS, DRESSES, COATS, RIBBONS, LACES, AND NOTIONS
POPULAR PRICES ALWAYS
FASHIONABLE DRESS MAKING
A FULL LINE OF DRESS TRIMMINGS
MRS. EMMA CORRINGTON
ILLINOIS PHONE 547 241 WEBSTER AVE.
Secretary Photographer's Association of Illinois.
Awarded Silver Medal for Home Photographer at Illinois State
PORTRAITURE BY PHOTOGRAPHY
SOUTHWEST COR. SQUARE
GIRLS— PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS.
ROBERT H. REID
"Photographs That Please"
Member Photographer's Association of America
ONE BLOCK EAST OF COLLEGE
CANDIES, CAKES, COOKIES,
POP ON ICE, GROCERIES
"The Home of the Crispette"
The Sanitary Pop-corn
and Crispette Shop
Pop-corn That Melts in Your
Roasted and Salted Peanuts
EAST STATE ST.
Miss A. — Sumptuary laws are passed to regulate expense,
e. g. All gondolas in Venice had to be painted black. An ex-
M. H. — All gasoline cans must be painted red.
And Annex for Ladies.
221=223 EAST STATE STREET
Illinois Phone 308 Bell Phone 57
/ttrtlOWal^jf Theater Parties
l^f^^r^l 11 ^ Dinner Parties
^^ Card Clubs
Special attention to aU College functions
ARE HUNG IN THE BEST HOMES IN THE CITY
Mollenbrok & McCullough Studio
WEST STATE ST.
Big City Market
All Kinds of Fancy
W. StateSt. III. Phone 1288
72 East Side Square
Stud. — I have something preying on rriy mind.
Prof. — You must be hungry.
Dr., as patient leaves — One dollar, please.
Patient — Why? You gave me no medicine.
This is our SPECIALTY— You Want the BEST Results—
Our Workmanship and Materials Give Them
Oswald's Drug Store 71 East Side Square
Jacksonville Candy Company
We have just installed our New Soda Fountain, and we
can serve everything in the confectionery line Hot or Cold
— Also wemake all kinds of Homemade Candies and guarantee
them under the pure food law.
We have the very best electric Piano at our store.
57 E. SIDE SQUARE B. J. GEANETOS, Prop.
BOTH PHONES 566
The Home of Good Things to Eat
W. E. Boston
DEALER IN GROCERIES AND
BREAD, CAKES, COOKIES
SALAD DRESSING, Etc.
600 EAST COLLEGE AVENUE
205 East Morgan Both Phones
Both Phones 100
FLORETH & COMPANY
LEADERS IN EVERYTHING NEW IN MILLINERY
COATS FOR LADIES, MISSES AND CHILREN
DRESS GOODS AND SILKS
AT LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES FOR CASH
so are the cakes
ALL KINDS OF FRESH AND
SALT MEATS, FISH, POULTRY
ETC. Both Phones 196
230 WEST STATE STREET
THAT OUR HOME-MADE CANDIES ARE MADE TO PLEASE
That you can get what you want like you want it here in the
way of SUNDAES, SODAS, and all kinds of HOT DRINKS
JUST PHONE 70— WE DELIVER.
MtulUttix $ Dfamilton
21 6 East State Street
LATEST STYLES IN
FALL & WINTER MILLINERY
Pisk Hats a Specialty
Mrs. M. OTSfeil
206 East State Street
H. J. & L. M. SMITH
S. Side Square
Miss J, to R. M. — Ruth, now did you hurt your ankle?
R. M.— Oh! I sat on it.
Miss J. to treasurer of Y. W. C. A. — Please, don't let Ruth
sit in the treasury.
L. C. & R. E. HENRY
DEALERS IN FINE MILLINERY
Always Something New and
238 South Side Square
Cloaks. S mrs. FursandMiu
jACKSQ*V/LL£ t tU*
Low Prices and Square Dealings
Keep Us Busy
JOSEPH HEINL & SONS
WEST STATE STREET
GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Harold J. Johnson, Mgr.
High Class-Vaudeville & Pictures
4-Piece Orchestra Afternoon
A BIG Special Feature Every Monday
PRICES 5 and 10c
I. C. In Physics quiz — The base-ball is given a certain twirl
by the picture.
HARRY HOFMANN FLORAL GO.
Designs, Cut Flowers
SOUTHWEST COR. SQUARE
Greenhouse South Diamond Street
Store: Bell Phone 154—111. 182
Greenhouse, Bell 775
We Pipe Your House for
OR WIRE IT FOR
Jacksonville Ry & Light Co.
TWO YEARS TO PAY 224 S. MAIN
J. P. BROWN
19 S. Side Square, Jacksonville
Jacksonville^ Foremost Store for
And Specialties for Women
Knitted Silk Coats
Sweater Coats, Student Caps
Manish Rain Coats and Hats
Trunks and Hand Bags
The kind that lasts and is pleas-
ant to recall —
in one of our fine rigs, or help
her arrange a Hay Ride Party.
Phone us for Carriages for any
EITHER PHONE 850
R. W. — Mary, who is your letter from?
M. H. — I don't know; can't tell by the birthmark.
Have a Complete Line of Drugs,
Stationery and Holiday Gifts
We Do Developing and Printing
East & West Side Sq.
We Welcome You as a Student
Pleased to have you call on your
down town trips
Badger Drug Store
235 E. State St.
WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF COLLEGE JEWELRY
Also Good-looking and Cood-wearing Goods.
Will Be Pleased to Show Them.
GO TO THE
RUSSELL & LYON
FOR THE BEST REPAIRING OF
SILVER AND GLASS
No. 21 SOUTH SIDE SQUARE
Editor to the Printer — Can't you tell where the jokes begin
when you're reading the copy?
The printer — Oh, yes, but I can't tell where they stop.
EVERYTHING IN HARDWARE
House Furnishings and Paints
45-47 SOUTH SIDE SQUARE
Large assortment of Foot-
wear for every occasion.
Dress, Street and Bed-Room
WE REPAIR SHOES
MATHIS, KAMM & SHIBE
This is just to remind you that
we can suply any and all of
your FOOTWEAR needs.
Cleaning and Dyeing Works
208 E. State
E. A. SCHOEDSACEK, Proprietor
Party Dresses, Kid Gloves
Sliippers a Specialty
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STYLE + QUALITY + FINE SHOE MAKING
THE GYPSY BOOT
WILL BE THE
WE HAVE THEM
"> SHOE C0.<
Complete Line of Evening Slippers
JAS. McGINNIS & CO.
Society Programs and Menus
THE ROACH PRESS
ILLINOIS PHONE 236 OPPOSITE POST OFFICE
Our Customers Say: "The Service is a little better."
PERSONAL CARDS, ETC.
No. 227 EAST STATE STREET
Illinois Phone 418
Our Motto: "Not how cheap, but how
JOB PRINTING OF ALL KINDS
JOHN K. LONG
Engraved Cards and Invitations
Programs and Stationery
213 WEST MORGAN STREET
ILLINOIS PHONE 400
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Bl)e <Braj>l)lc 7&rts
for Special Occasions
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
Plain China for Decorating
See our Motor Coats, Mackinaws and Sweaters
Manito Hosiery. Also Ladies' Holeproof Hosiery
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We have provided a Special Department for Ladies with a window
for their exclusive use in transacting their business, also a Ladies' writ-
ing room adjoinng, daintily furnished, which is at their disposal.
M. F. Dunlap President O. F. Buffe Cashier
Andrew Russel V. President H. C. Clement Asst. Cashier
Chas. B. Graff V. President W. G. Goebel Asst. Cashier
H. J. Rodgers V. President H. K. Chenowith Ast. Cashier
Arthur Vannier Ast. Cashier
Owen P. Thompson
E. F. Goltra
John W. Leach
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O. F. Buffe
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FOR THOSE WHO DISCRIMINATE
We simply suggest that it has taken our constant effort to please the
students who come to our city. We select only the BEST materials and
and prepare them with skillful, loving care.
PURE CANDIES, HOT AND COLD SODA, BRICK ICE CREAM
AND PLAIN AND DECORATED BIRTHDAY CAKES.
Telephone 227 ALL PACKAGES DELIVERED
JOHN W. MERRIGAN
227 WEST STATE STREET
Known for "Ready-toWear" and
Popular Priced Dry Goods
Let Us Show You the Most Complete
Line of Silk Hosiery, Silk Gloves,
American Lady Corsets, Kid Gloves,
Fancy Neckwear, Laces, Ribbons
DRY GOODS STOR1
Louise S.— Speaking of exterior and interior angles, called
them external and internal.
V. A. uses her bandaged hand as an eraser.
J. C, lifting a 500 lb. weight— It isn't hard to lift 500 lbs.
H Safest Place to Trade £1
DRY GOODS STORE
Dr. ALBYN LINCOLN ADAMS
OCULIST AND AURIST
To the State School for the Blind
323 WEST STATE STREET
Practice Limited to Diseases of the
EYE, EAR, NOSE & THROAT
Dr. GEORGE E. STACY
S. E. Cor. Square (over Hoppers')
Sees patients by appointment, at of-
fice and elsewhere. Office hours: 11 to
1; 2 to 4. Telephones: Bell 435, 111.
1335 and (home) 1334.
ALPHA B. APPLEBEE
326 WEST STATE STREET
Dr. AUSTIN C. KINGSLEY
409 AYERS BANK BUILDING
Both Phones 760
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5 and 10c STORE
A POPULAR PLACE for COLLEGE
212-214 E. State St.
Cloaks, Suits, Furs
At Prices Tkat Arc Rigkt
Everything for the Home
Everything for the Home
for Room Furnishings
The Best Goods for the Price, No Matter What the Price.
Andre <§b Andre
City Drug and Book
J. A. OBERMEYER & SON
S. Side Square
Give Us a Call
Bell 457 III inois 572
College Suplies Pennants
314 W. STATE ST.
Artistic hairdressing, Shampooing, Manicuring, Facial
Massage. Treatment of the Hair and Scalp, my specialty
Will call by appointment.
MRS. JOHN R. DUNN Residence 640 S. Prairie St.
Illinois Phone 1194.
AH the faculty, students and friends
of the College should have a checking
or sayings acount with
F. G. Farrell & Co.
F. E. Farrell President
E. E. Crabtree V. President
H. H. Potter Cashier
M. W. Osborne Ass't Cash.
Jacksonville's Best Hotel
S. M. CAMPBELL, Manager
Some hae meat that canna eat,
And some would eat that want it,
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
Burns— Grace Before Meat.